One week from Tokyo 2020! Today we're learning about Greco-Roman wrestling from SPC Alejandro Sancho of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. Alejandro will be competing for Team USA at Tokyo 2020 in the 67kg weight class. We talk about how to distinguish Greco-Roman from freestyle wrestling and what it's like to drop someone on their head.
Film Buff Fran is back for another edition of Movie Club! On this episode we discuss "Foxcatcher," the 2014 film on the tragic story of wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz, who coached and trained at John du Pont's Foxcatcher Farms. Steve Carell stars as du Pont, Channing Tatum plays Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo plays Dave Schultz in this highly-nominated film. Did we think as highly of it?
Book Club Claire is BACK for our discussion of "Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the quest for Olympic Gold" by Mark Schultz with David Thomas. Bonus! The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant also joins us to give context to the story and how it affected the wrestling community. Plus, we've got new Tokyo 2020 Playbooks, news on the torch relay, an Atlanta 1996 story and the International Olympic Committee's announcement about its virtual sports event.
t could've been an Olympic d-day for boxing and weightlifting. The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met to determine these sports' fates for Tokyo 2020 and put a freeze on boxing. What does that mean? Jill and Alison delve into what's going on within boxing's international federation, and we hear from the dulcet tones of Jason Bryant on how wrestling fixed itself.
On this week's show, the dulcet tones of Wrestling Hall of Fame writer, broadcaster and announcer Jason Bryant joins the show to explain the ins and outs of one of the oldest Olympic sports: Wrestling. Plus, Alison hatches a 10-year plan to compete at LA2028.